A fisherman from Panama City, Florida is facing the prospect of life in prison after finding 20 kilograms of pure cocaine floating in the Gulf of Mexico. The square packages of pure cocaine found by Thomas Breeding, 32, floating in the Gulf of Mexico were too enticing to turn into the police, with a street value estimated somewhere between $500,000 and $620,000.
This isn’t his first drug-related arrest but it’s quite possibly going to be his last because yesterday he pled guilty to cocaine distribution along with 4 co-defendants.
Thomas Breeding, 32, is set to be sentenced Feb. 16 after being arrested in the summer for his role in the distribution of around 20 kilograms of the controlled substance. Four co-defendants that helped Breeding deal the cocaine, thought to have a street value of between $500,000 and $620,000, will also face lengthy sentences next month.
“This changed my life and way of thinking and also made me aware of some of the dangers that can be found off shore in the Gulf,” Breeding wrote from the Washington County Jail where he is awaiting sentencing. “I would like to let the public know the dangers and what not to do if this situation comes about.”
“I was working as a long line boat captain out of Panama City when I found a package containing 20 kilos of cocaine,” he added. “I do not know where the drugs came from and haven’t ever been involved in the drug trade before. I was just a hard-working, young commercial fisherman.”
So what’s the major takeaway here, bros?
If/when you ever find a massive amount of cocaine floating around in the water you don’t take it home with you and try to sell it. You sit there, chop up gator tails, and keep on fishing until all of that pure cocaine is gone. That’s the ONLY responsible course of action that I can see.